Yes, we are accepting new host family applications. We have au pairs who are already in the U.S. and available to match now.
If you are looking to match with an au pair outside of the U.S., a recent Presidential Proclamation has temporarily suspended visa issuance of a J-1 au pair visas until the end of the year. Some families may qualify for a “National Interest Exception” which will allow the au pair to receive a visa and arrive in 2020. Exceptions are being considered by the government as follows:
Contact us at 1-800-287-2477 to learn more about hosting in 2020.
Yes, Au Pair USA is working with host families and au pairs looking to match now and arrive in 2021. In fact, it is a good idea to start early so that your au pair will have plenty of time to make a visa appointment and complete our Au Pair USA training program.
Host families welcoming their au pair from outside of the U.S. or from another U.S. state are responsible for knowing and complying with all local and state guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including any in-home quarantine requirements.